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Andrea Norris (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Journal publications and book chapters

  • Vellend, M., Srivastava, D. S., Anderson, K. M., Brown, C. D., Jankowski, J.E., Kleynhans, E. J., Kraft, N. J. B., Letaw, A. D., Macdonald, A. A. M., Maclean, J. E., Myers-Smith, I. H., Norris, A. R. and Xue, X. 2014. Assessing the relative importance of neutral stochasticity in ecological communities. Oikos. doi: 10.1111/oik.01493
  • Norris, A.R., and Martin, K. 2014. Direct and indirect effects of an insect outbreak increase the reproductive output for an avian insectivore, the red-breasted nuthatch Sitta canadensis. Journal of Avian Biology, 45: 280–290.
  • Norris, A. R., Drever, M. C., and Martin, K. (2013) Insect outbreaks increase populations and facilitate reproduction in a cavity-dependent songbird, the Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli. Ibis, 155: 165–176.
  • Norris. A. R., and K. Martin. (2013) Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) increases cavity excavation in response to a mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreak. Ecoscience, 19: 308-315.
  • Norris, A.R., Cockle, K.L., and Martin, K. (2010) Evidence for tolerance of parasitism in a tropical cavity-nesting bird, planalto woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes platyrostris), in northern Argentina. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 26:619-626. pdf (English) (pdf-Spanish)
  • Norris, A.R., and Martin, K. (2010) The perils of plasticity: dual resource pulses increase facilitation but destabilize populations of small-bodied cavity-nesters. Oikos, 119:1126–1135. pdf
  • Norris, A.R., and Martin, K. (2008) Mountain pine beetle presence affects nest patch choice of red-breasted nuthatches. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72:733–737. pdf
  • Drever, M.C., Aitken, K.E.H., Norris, A.R., Martin, K. (2008) Woodpeckers as reliable indicators of bird richness, forest health and harvest. Biological Conservation. 141:624-634. pdf
  • Martin, K., and Norris, A.R. (2007) Life in the small-bodied cavity nester guild: Demography of sympatric Mountain and Black-capped Chickadees within Nest Web communities under changing habitat conditions. Chapter 8, in Otter, K. (Ed.). Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An integrated approach, Oxford Univ. Press.pdf
  • Mennill, D.J., Burg, T.M., Curry, R.L., Martin, K., Norris, A.R., L. Ratcliffe, M.W. Reudink, L.M. Rossano, and K. A. Shubert. (2007) Parid reproductive behavior. Chapter 9, in Otter, K. (Ed.). Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An integrated approach, Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Martin, K., Norris, A.R., and Drever, M. (2006) Effects of bark beetle outbreaks on avian biodiversity in the British Columbia interior: Implications for critical habitat management. BC Journal of Ecosystem Management. 7:10-24. pdf
  • Robinson, P.A., Norris, A.R., and Martin, K. (2005) Interspecific nest sharing by Red-breasted Nuthatch and Mountain Chickadee. Wilson Bulletin. 117: 400-402. pdf

 Technical reports and outreach publications

  • Dordel, J., J. Wilson, A. Norris, L. Lavkulich, and S. Simard. (2013) Talking Science: Telling our stories. Policy Options, 34: 12-14. 
  • Norris, A.R., and Cockle, K. (2010) Cavity-nesting communities in the subtropical Atlantic forest of northern Argentina. Branchlines, 21: 15-17. Pdf
  • Davidson, P., Drever, M., Martin, K., Norris, A., and Wiebe, K. (2009) Keystone carpenters: secrets of our forest engineers. Birdwatch Canada, 49: 8-9. Pdf
  • Wells, R., A. R. Norris, N. Mahony, K. Stuart-Smith, and K. De Groot. (2008) Incidental Take and Protecting Habitat for Migratory Birds:An East Kootenay Pilot Project. Forest Science Program Project Y08206.
  • Norris, A.R., Drever, M., and Martin, K. (2007) Avian species distribution patterns in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia, Canada: Community composition in relation to habitat characteristics. Environment Canada Technical report #K8A30-06-0044. 24 pp.
  • Martin, K., M.D. Mossop, K.E.H. Aitken, and A.R. Norris. (2004). Nest Webs: The Structure and Function of Cavity Nesting and Songbird Communities in Unmanaged Stands, and Responses to Harvesting Treatments and Forest Health Dynamics in Cariboo-Chilcotin Forests. Centre for Applied Conservation Research, University of British Columbia, Canadian Wildlife Service, Pacific and Western Region, Technical Report.
  • Campbell, R.W., A.R. Norris, M.L. Funk, and J.V. Kimm. (2000). British Columbia nest record scheme. 45th annual report–1999 nesting season. Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Wildl. Rep. 6.

Submitted manuscripts

  • Norris, A.R., S. Pokorny, K. E. H. Aitken, and K. Martin. Evaluating nest box addition as a population augmentation strategy for Tree Swallows, Tachycineta bicolor. Revisions submitted to Journal of Field Ornithology, September 2014.

In the works

  • Norris, A.R., and K. Martin. A bark beetle outbreak leads to increased fecundity, and ameliorates nest predation for an  insectivorous secondary cavity-nesting bird

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